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About Sylvia

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Sylvia is the award-winning author and early childhood educator who created the popular Sammy Spider and The Littlest books.  As an early childhood educator, the children in her classroom have been her inspiration.  She has lectured throughout the United States, Europe and Israel.

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  • LINK to a Podcast on Diversity in Jewish KidLit
    LINK to a Podcast on Diversity in Jewish KidLit
    Top: Joni Sussman Bottom, L-R: Ann Stampler, Mira Reisberg, Sylvia Rouss Sylvia Rouss, Mira Reisberg, Joni Sussman and Ann Stampler spoke at the 2014 Association of Jewish Libraries conference on a panel responding to the Pew study “A Portrait of Jewish Americans”...
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  • Worth Considering Again -- Food for Thought on Tu B'Shevat
    Worth Considering Again — Food for Thought on Tu B’Shevat
    I wrote this blog three years ago when I was still teaching, and I think it’s worth looking at  a second time: The school where I work has a policy that allows for the use of food in sensory experiences. One...
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  • The Littlest Tree is BACK in print!
    The Littlest Tree is BACK in print!
    Reminiscent of the wisdom of Dr Seuss’s, “a person’s a person no matter how small”, The Littlest Tree takes it one step further by providing the greatest honor to the smallest of all.The Littlest Tree is one of the most popular of...
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  • Mitzvah the Mutt's First Interview
    Mitzvah the Mutt’s First Interview
    I am thrilled to let you know that Mitzvah the Mutt has been chosen as a PJ Our Way selection! PJ Our Way is the newest chapter of PJ Library. PJ Our Way gives kids ages nine through eleven the opportunity...
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  • Sukkot - information for Parents and Children
    Sukkot – information for Parents and Children
    Sukkot – Background for Parents Researched and Written by Sylvia Rouss Five days after Yom Kippur, Sukkot begins. It is a fall harvest holiday which dates back to the time of Moses. While wandering in the desert, the Jewish people built...
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